If you'd like to read or comment on a synthesis of the ideas here, please check out my evolving work on government.
Pollution, privacy, abortion, net neutrality -- just about every controversy in modern life -- depends on correctly defining and understanding our inalienable rights.
"What is the difference between a realist and a dreamer? The realist thinks that someday a UFO will come down and hover over the UN building, and that the aliens will come out of the UFO and offer to share their technology and solve all our world's problems.
The dreamer thinks maybe we can get our act together and do it ourselves."
Russian joke [It's a joke?] cited in William K. Hartmann, A Traveler's Guide to Mars.
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